This is our current programme of workshops for September 2018-February 2019, but please check regularly as new workshops are being added all the time. All workshops include materials and are aimed at those with little or no experience of the workshop offered, and are delivered by people with many years experience of delivering the activity. Places are always limited however so please book early via the Eventbrite links to avoid disappointment. If you would rather pay in cash on the day please call us to reserve your place on 01584 877272, we will require a 50% deposit to secure your place.
Sculpture – Beautiful Hares
Friday, 16 November 2018 – 10.30am-3.30pm
£45.00 per person (including all materials)
Get creative sculpting beautiful animals with Stella, in this gentle introduction to working in clay. Through this versatile and therapeutic medium, you will learn skills in observation and develop confidence in working in three dimensions. Using basic slab techniques you will be shown how to construct animal forms, adding detail to your work to capture the
character of the subject.
With a background in ‘Illustration’, Stella has recently been producing work in clay. Her love of nature and interest in wildlife is reflected in the character of her animal studies.
All materials, tools, tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. The Loudwater Studio can fire finished pieces at a modest additional cost, to be collected later. Places are limited so booking essential.
Had a new sewing machine for Christmas, or used to sew and want to get sewing again? Join us on the second and fourth Fridays of the month and loose yourself in sewing. It’s all very relaxed and informal as Karen guides us through how to get the best out of your machine whilst making something beautiful to take home. We have machines you can use, or please feel free to bring your own machine. Places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment.
Friday, 11 January – 10.30am – 1.30pm
Friday, 25 January – 10.30am – 1.30pm
Friday, 8 February – 10.30am-1.30pm
Learn to Crochet (10.30am-1.30pm)
Fourth Friday of Every Month (see booking link for details)
£15.00 per person (including all materials)
Complete beginner, or know a few stitches but then get completely lost? Together we’ll look at getting started with crochet. You’ll learn a few of the basic stitches to get you started on granny squares for your own blanket and we’ll take some of the mystery out of patterns and all those abbreviations. We’ll give you all the help you need to get you crocheting with confidence. Includes all materials and a hook to help you continue at home.
Keep on Crocheting
First Friday of every month (see booking link for more details)
10.30am-12.30pm £5 per person
Know the basics to create Granny Squares but want to do more? Join us on the first Friday of the month as we keep building your crochet skills. Each session we’ll learn at least one new stitch, and look at creating scarves, toys and more to completely take the mystery out of those crochet patterns. These are fun sessions to help everyone build their skills and confidence in crochet whilst enjoying the company of others. All materials provided.
Friday, 18 January 2019 – 10.30am-3.30pm
£40.00 per person
If you can make bunting you can make this useful shoulder bag with two concealed pockets. So useful for holidays and light shopping. With two metres of contrasting fabric or one metre of patterned fabric and one in plain/calico, it’s possible to make two bags. One for you & one for a friend.
You can either supply your own fabric (2m) or choose some from the Studio (at an additional cost). All other materials included, but if you have something special in mind for embellishing your bag please bring this with you on the day. We have sewing machines available for you to use or you can bring your own (please let us know).
Mixed Media – Transformation in a Bag
Friday, 15 February 2019 – 10.30am-3.30pm
£40.00 per person
Take a chance to transform something old to make something new with this fantastic up-cycling workshop with Lee. Bring something made of fabric that you’ve always loved but is starting to look a bit tired and together we’ll choose something different from the bag transforming your piece to give it a new lease of life.